It looks like the Philadelphia Eagles are going to tie up approximately $9.5 million next season when they place the franchise tag on DeSean Jackson, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The source said Jackson will receive the tag between Feb. 20 and March 5, which is the time frame when teams are allowed to use the designation.
If the report is accurate, you can bet on the Eagles not spending money on a big-name receiver.
But what effects will the deal have on other positions? Is this going to hamper the Eagles in addressing needs at linebacker, safety and back-up quarterback?
No. Not a chance.
The Eagles are geniuses with their money, and it won't handcuff them at all. The only reality is the Eagles may look to spend less money on positions than fans may like.
Here are five players that may not be on everyone's wish list this offseason, but could be had on the cheap side while also filling in some massive voids.